Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Sammy Kershaw Reveals Randy Travis Developed Pneumonia During Rehab Stay
The legendary Randy Travis had a setback during his recovery from heart troubles and a stroke that kept him hospitalized last month. According to Sammy Kershaw, Travis developed pneumonia in mid-August.
Jake Owen Has Part of Finger Removed Before Nashville Block Party
Jake Owen had part of his right ring finger removed on Monday (Aug. 19), just hours before playing a huge free show in downtown Nashville. The procedure was a result of injuries he sustained during a go-kart accident last month.
Jason Michael Carroll, ‘Close Enough’ – Song Review
Jason Michael Carroll pulls back the production to reveal a new sensitivity in his single 'Close Enough.' The singer has a unique way of taking a phrase and turning, twisting and shaping it to mean several different things within a three-minute song. It's a talent that's on displ…
Videos by Chris Young, Blake Shelton Aim for Top Spot on Top 10 Countdown
Country women have been dominating the Taste of Country Top 10 VIdeo Countdown for the last several weeks, but videos by men like Chris Young, Blake Shelton and Tate Stevens are at their heels, looking to take the top spot away. Find out what new music video is No. 1 this week, and vote on next week…
The Band Perry Announce We Are Pioneers World Tour
The Band Perry will begin their first headlining tour this fall in Sweden. The We Are Pioneers Tour kicks off on Nov. 8 in Gothenburg and will continue through 10 European countries (20 shows total) before returning to North America in 2014.
New Songs on the Radio – August 2013
At least one country music superstar debuted new music in August 2013, while several others released new songs to the radio that had been previously released on albums. Jennifer Nettles, Brad Paisley and the Band Perry lead the way with new songs this month.
Chris Young Hospitalized
Chris Young is in a Denver-area hospital seeking treatment for a leg infection. The origin of the infection is not known, but the 'Aw Naw' singer will be spending the next 24 hours under medical watch.
Billy Currington’s ‘Terroristic Threats’ Trial Date Set
Billy Currington entered a not guilty plea through an attorney on Wednesday (Aug. 14), moving a judge to set an Oct. 4 trial date to settle the terroristic threats and abuse of an elder person charges from April. In addition to the plea, Alex Zipperer asked for a jury trial.
Luke Bryan’s Wallet Stolen
Luke Bryan lost his identification, cash and credit cards when a backpack carrying his wallet was snatched before he got on board his bus following a flight to Seattle. The singer says he set the backpack down, and when he realized it, it was already gone.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to Host 2013 CMA Awards
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are back! The big announcement was made Monday night (Aug. 12) during the pre-taped CMA Music Festival broadcast on ABC. The pair will return to host the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville this November. It's their sixth time co-hosting the ceremony.
Dierks Bentley, ‘I Hold On’ – Song Review
The familiar shuffle that has held down so many of Dierks Bentley's best songs is back in a brand new way on 'I Hold On,' the new single from the upcoming 'Riser' album. Instead of a locomotive guitar, it's the bass that drives this uptempo track about love, faith and f…
Carrie Underwood Planning Follow-Up to ‘Blown Away’ Album
Carrie Underwood has thought about her next album, but there are still more questions than answers.